ESET NOD32  vs Malwarebytes

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Hi , we currently have ESET NOD32  installed in our  computers  , would it  be  a good  idea to install MalwareBytes (MBAM) as well or would it compromise the performance of  our  systems ?
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It's hard to say for sure until you try it. MalwareBytes program files can be excluded from Eset's attention but its processes are a bit trickier to manage.

Why not try installing MalwareBytes on a just a few computers and see what feedback you get? Users will soon tell you if performance takes a dive...
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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It is not always true, but having two Anti Virus engines real time together can cause issues. I do not do this.

Install your A/V of choice and keep Malwarebytes installed if you wish but not real time. Use Malwarebytes if you need to do a second scan.
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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Collect virus samples and submit it to VirusTotal. This way you can see what AV would have detected the malware and then you can make an informative decision.
I use Eset myself for computer security, and occasionally install and run Malwarebytes if I have a particular concern that something wicked this way comes... However, when the apparent threat has been dealt with or been confirmed as harmless or having its origin in a misconfiguration somewhere, I then uninstall it until the need arises again.

Resource usage is a problem with all security software, and running multiple security programs can and frequently does cause resource contention issues as well as false positives.

The distinction between anti-virus and anti-malware software is becoming increasingly blurred as each type extends its functionality into the arena of the other. I'd venture to suggest that if Eset ticks all your boxes then it ain't broke and so doesn't need fixing.


I appreciate you guys  looking into this  , Thanks

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